Author Archives: reelentropy

20 years of 9/11 in film

The core ennui of being a ‘90s child is having to watch things disappear. This is most easily tracked through technology. Within our childhoods, we watched playing outside with neighborhood kids, maybe one of whom had an N64, turn into … Continue reading

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Crouching Marvel, hidden action

3/10 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a lot of good components, but they never really come together, and the put-together product is instead so forgettable you can sometimes forget you’re in the process of watching it. … Continue reading

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‘Candyman’ reboot doesn’t capture moment after pandemic delays

The Candyman reboot is a comprehensive media package, not just a movie, and the main problem is it doesn’t need to be. A two minute trailer covers most of the movie’s ground. Cabrini-Green, Chicago, 2019- 30 years after the events … Continue reading

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‘Reminiscence’ blends film’s past with apocalyptic future

10/10 You shouldn’t trust me with Reminiscence. I’m weak to this film. Miami- In the near future, the ocean has swallowed the city. It’s partially held back by a sea wall several stories high, but the streets that remain are … Continue reading

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‘Free Guy’ is a very strange movie

2/10 Movies based on personal senses of humor are always hit-or-miss, and Free Guy is a huge, wild miss. In the open-world video game Free City, Guy (Ryan Reynolds, who also produces), a non-player character who works as a teller … Continue reading

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